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Career planning has been defined in many different ways. We like to think of it as the lifelong process of managing your learning and work to build your preferred future.

A photo of the CapU Viewbook from 2019.

A lifelong process is not a single decision – it is a series of big and small decisions that help move you in the direction of the life you want. It includes decisions about the jobs we pursue, the life roles we assume, and the learning we engage in throughout our lives.

Ultimately, the decisions we make throughout the career planning process are not just about choosing a single occupation; instead, they are about helping us build a future that includes elements that are important to us.

Career planning is the continuous process of:

  • thinking about your interests, values, skills and preferences;
  • exploring the life, work and learning options available to you;
  • ensuring that your work fits your circumstances; and
  • continuously fine-tuning your work and learning plans to help you manage the changes in your life and the world of work.

Log into Career Hub to access resources supporting your career planning or book an appointment with a career development advisor.

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Career Development Centre


604 986 1911, ext. 4965
Library Building, room LB170
cdc@capilanou.ca